January 31st, 2013

Christmas in Cali

Five years ago in these pages I put myself on a five-year plan to move to San Francisco. It hasn’t happened (yet). And technically, I have ’til harvest season to make good on my prediction. But the truth is, I’ve been planting roots both literal and figurative here in Boston, and I find myself walking […]

January 10th, 2013

Lobstavore

Last summer I made my first trip north to Maine, vowing to return in the fall to celebrate Mr. Mix’s birthday and taste test hot buttered lobster in the crisp autumn air…the things we food writers are lucky enough to call research! We landed in Maine’s Mid-Coast for our autumnal adventure, where we hiked Camden’s […]

It’s crunch time. There’s one last weekend to trim the tree, gild the gifts, pack the bags or set the table for a holiday housewarming. As families all across the globe gather to celebrate the season in festive style, I find myself back home in Buffalo helping Mamma recover from yet another cancer surgery. Lucky […]

December 4th, 2012

Desert with Daddy

Just about this time last year, I returned to blogging after a four-month hiatus to move to Boston with my man. During my break from the blogosphere, my bestie got engaged (wedding photos here), Mr. Mix and I traveled to Chicago for our annual Thanksgiving fête with his fam, and Papa Belle and I escaped […]

November 21st, 2012

McCormick & Me

It’s turkey time! The birds are being brined, the pâte brisée is being rolled out atop pie plates across the country–waiting to be filled with nutmeg and cinnamon spiced pumpkin, and the gravy boats are getting a fresh polish. I’m partial to a homemade giblet gravy that requires roasting bones, simmering stock and chopping liver, […]

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